Friday, June 20, 2008

Blogging Doldrum


I have been sitting around all morning trying to come up with something interesting to blog about. It seems that the more I think about it, the farther and farther away from a topic I get. It's not that I haven't been doing anything, it just seems that what I have been up to just isn't "blogable", thus I'm in a blogging doldrum. (When all else fails, and you don't have anything to blog about, make up new blogging terms)

Blogable: A topic, or event that is interesting enough that you want to share it with the internet.
Blogging Doldrum: When you are lacking a blogable topic or event

Enough rambeling from me, here is a little info that I found on doldrums during my morning Wiki search:
"The doldrums is a colloquial expression derived from historical maritime usage. The Doldrums (often capitalized when referring to the geographic region) is an area of the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean affected by the Intertropical Convergence Zone, a low-pressure area around the equator where the prevailing winds are calm. The low pressure is caused by the heat at the equator, which makes the air rise and travel north and south high in the atmosphere, until it subsides again in the horse latitudes. Some of that air returns to the Doldrums through the trade winds. This process can lead to light or variable winds and more severe weather, in the form of heavy squalls, thunderstorms and hurricanes. This region is also noted for calm periods when the winds disappear altogether, or are light and shifting. Because of the unpredictable weather patterns, the Doldrums became notorious with sailors because this region's periods of deadly calm could trap boats for days or weeks on end as they waited for enough wind to power their sails.

In colloquial usage, "being in the doldrums" refers to being in a state of listlessness, despondency, inactivity, stagnation, or a slump."

Enjoy ~SJ


2 comments:

rach :) said...

Way to turn nothing into something! I never knew about the Doldrums, and now the phrase makes perfect sense. Thanks for enlightening me on this lazy summer morning.

rach :) said...

PS-- I finished Remember Me? last night. :)